Category Manager - Information Technology Procurement

Tailored Shared Services - Houston, TX

Tailored Brands, Inc.’s purpose is to help our customers love how they look. We accomplish this by providing a personal, convenient, one-of-a-kind shopping experience with compelling products and world-class service. We help fulfill this mission by providing our employees with an engaging and inclusive workplace focused on teamwork, growth and respect.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT Procurement Category Manager to work with the Information Technology (IT) team and business partners to organize, source, negotiate and manage agreements for technology related products and services. This individual will ensure internal and external customer satisfaction by delivering industry best in class pricing and outstanding vendor performance.

Key Accountabilities

Collaborate with departmental leaders in the development, implementation and on-going management of agreements
Perform bid preparation, data collection and analysis, strategy development, technology vendor negotiations, IT contract development and IT contract management
Manage through the contract process from solicitation to execution, including redlining or creation of contract terms and clauses
Maintain knowledge of IT technologies, products and services and corresponding market trends
Serve as escalation point for vendor relationship issues
Manage and communicate project or engagement status and results with internal and external customers
Develop and enhance processes related to sourcing and contract execution while continuously seeking process improvement and operation efficiency
Additional duties as assigned
Manage contract renewals
Process requisition and purchase requests

Skills/Abilities/Experience & Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in IT Business, Procurement, Logistics, Supply Chain, or Engineering or related field required
5+ years of IT procurement experience required
Experience in IT hardware, software, services, Telecom and SaaS, or cloud based solutions strongly preferred
Understanding of the requisition and purchasing process required
Knowledge of contracting principles, vendor management, and product/service sourcing
Experience in negotiations with an understanding of contract implications and total cost of ownership
Aptitude for solving complex problems and influencing stakeholders, and the intuitive foresight to envision and orchestrate effective change by setting a strategic direction to deliver against key financial and growth objectives
Knowledge of strategic sourcing, process improvement and creative solutions to conceive, communicate and lead the development and implementation of a wide variety of strategies and productivity initiatives
Knowledge of IT Procurement Sourcing framework and methodologies
Results driven with proven ability, composure and judgment in consistently making cost effective decisions on a timely basis by utilizing others to deliver systemic and sustainable improvements in a quality manner despite obstacles
High ethical standards demonstrated by individual approach to business and ability to set that tone for the overall organization
Supply Chain certifications desirable but not required

Skills/Abilities/Experience & Qualifications, continued

An assertive, yet collaborative and team-oriented leadership style challenging others to make a difference while exercising political savvy to maintain integrity in all relationships
Strong experience working with PeopleSoft ePro or a similar ERP system preferred
Experience with ServiceNow preferred
Advanced computer skills including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and Microsoft SharePoint
Excellent written and oral communication skills complemented with highly effective presentation, interpersonal and consulting skills in working across all aspects of the business levels of the organization and outside contacts

Work Environment, Physical & Mental Demands :
Ability to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time
Ability to stoop, kneel, bend at the waist, and reach on a daily basis
Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally
Must utilize visual acuity, speech and hearing, hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate a computer and office equipment
Hours regularly 40 hours per week

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with this job.

Work Locations: 01099R Procurement 6380 Rogerdale Road Houston 77072
Job: Procurement
Organization: Tailored Shared Services
Shift: Day Job